Friday, June 13, 2008

Lucky Friday the 13th Random Ten

I love Friday the 13th. Thirteen is my lucky number. My son's number on his baseball team this year is 13. And who doesn't love a baker's dozen-- 13-- when they get donuts?

1. Desolation Row- Bob Dylan
2. Keep It Tight- Single Bullet Theory
3. After Midnight- Eric Clapton
4. Masters of War- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
5. Going Up The Country- Canned Heat
6. Mellow Down Easy- The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
7. Wreck On the Highway- Townes Van Zandt
8. Bend Me, Shape Me- The American Breed
9. Willpower- The Replacements
10. Black Magic Woman- Santana

1. This long track closes the great Highway 61 Revisited album.
2. A new wave track from the eighties.
3. One of several J.J. Cale songs Clapton has covered over the years.
4. Some early angry Dylan.
5. Love this tune. They performed it at Woodstock.
6. From the Butterfield Blues Band's first and best album.
7. A co-worker turned me on to Townes Van Zandt a few years ago, bless his heart.
8. The only band from Cicero, Illinois to have a top ten hit.
9. The Replacements' "Hootenanny" is one of my favorite albums from the eighties.
10. Most people don't know that this was originally done by Fleetwood Mac, in their pre-Buckingham/Nicks days as British Blues rockers.


Suze's Sass said...

Oh I love that song "bend me shape me....."

Erik Donald France said...

Great tracks! Reminds me to check out Suze Rotolo's new memoir re: Dylan and the Village.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Wouldn't it be great to get a baker's dozen doughnuts on Friday the 13th, while wearing #13 on your jersey?

dmarks said...

When I hear "Going Up the Country", I can almost see Kermit the Frog throwing his head back and waving his arms frantically as he sings the song.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I didn't know that about #10! I love that song.

BeckEye said...

Every time I think of that song "Bend Me, Shape Me," I sing it like "Bend me shape me any way you want me...don't come back from dead man's curve!" When I was little I used to memorize the K-Tel compilation commercials, so there are certain songs that I don't know in their entirety, so I always associate them with other songs. Like "Beach Baby" and "Hitchin' a Ride." Weird.

Hey, you're a big music fan...I have a lyrics quiz up now that everyone is shying away from. You may want to try your luck. I had to make it easier, but a lot of people still aren't able to get them!

Malcolm said...

I remember when I saw that clip for "Bend Me, Shape Me" for the first time on this 10-part documentary called "The Golden Age of Rock and Roll". I still crack up when the drummer picks up the horn near the end of the song and "plays" it.

I saw where you mentioned on BeckEye's blog that you are doing fairly well on her music lyrics quiz. If you are into pop culture trivia in general, I post a game every Tuesday. Check it out if you have the time.